The shooting at a dental clinic in Nova Scotia owned by the shooter, resulted in RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force and mother of two, being killed along with 17 other people, while another Mountie officer was left with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the shootings appeared to be mostly random, and some of the victims didn’t seem to have known the suspect, who reportedly wore an RCMP uniform at one point.
“The impact of this incident will extend from one part of the province to another,” said RCMP Chief Supt. Chris Leather during a Sunday evening press conference.
The attack is Canada’s deadliest mass shooting.